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Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Unleashed by Lars Powers, Mike Snell

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Viewing Data in the Debugger

After the debugger has thrown you into break mode, the next challenge is to filter all the data your application is emitting. Getting to the right data helps you find problems faster and fix them faster. Visual Studio tries to make the data available where you want it. For example, DataTips show you variable values right in the code editor. There are many similar examples in the way Visual Studio shows debugging data when and where you need it, which are covered throughout the following sections.

Watching Variables

A common activity in a debug session is to view the values associated with the many types in your application. There are various windows available to help you here. The two most obvious are the Locals ...

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